I DISCOVERED WHAT WAS CAUSING MY RATTLE

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: I DISCOVERED WHAT WAS CAUSING MY RATTLE
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John V. Dow on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 05:45 pm:

After doing everything I could think of to find and correct my '23 touring engine's rather loud rattle I finally have stumbled on to the cause. I rebuilt my generator last weekend and upon re-installing it I of course replaced the mounting gasket. Rattle gone!!!! What was driving me crazy was the noise at a certain harmonic between the cam gear and the gen. gear. The new gasket moved the meshing contact point slightly and now NO RATTLE!! I have wasted countless hours in my search only to have the simple harmless cause in essence find me.

I suppose in time the rattle will return but only now I know what it is! I believe I have read this in more than one place: "Model Ts make all kinds of noises--just ignore it and drive"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matt the Headlight Lens Guy n California on Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:35 am:

John,
Great to hear that you found this.
Matt


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